Duke Special’s Gramophone Club visiting Belfast, Cork & Dublin, Dundalk & Wexford this March & April!


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Those who know Duke Special for the platinum album “Songs from the Deep Forest”, including the hit song “Freewheel”, or even for his forays into the world of orchestras and music theatre may be surprised by his latest incarnation.

After a chance meeting with The Shellac Collective, a like-minded group of eccentrics who are passionate about 78rpm records from bygone times, Duke and the Shellacs started to appear at the same festivals and perform together on occasions.

Now Duke has taken the plunge, and formed Duke Special’s Gramophone Club, the Irish arm of the Shellac Collective.

From the decadence of the 1920’s Jazz Age, the pure glamour of the 1930’s Dance Band Era and the nostalgia of the War Years, exciting Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Jumpin’ Jive, exotic Latin and Calypso beats through to the Rock ‘n’ Roll explosion of the 1950s, Duke Special will run the gamut of 78rpm DJ-ing…

Be prepared to swing, tap and jive your body to the sounds Mr. Special will have in store for you!

Duke Special’s Gramophone Club will be visiting

Thursday 17 April                                        The Spirit Store, Dundalk

Friday 18 April                                              Vine Restaurant, Wexford

Thursday 24April                                         The Liquor Rooms, 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin

Friday 25 April & 30 May                           Aether & Echo, 11 Garfield Road, Belfast

Wednesday 7 May                                        Old Oak, 113 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork